The West Face Bulge is a Bulging Headwall on the west face of Tahquitz. This area of Tahquitz has several classic route like The Step (5.10a), Super Pooper
(5.10a) and The Vampire
(5.11a). The rock is steep on the left side and is bordered on the right by a large break in the rock (The Trough).
Take the climber trail to Lunch Rock. Go around Lunch Rock to the left and up then traverse left along the base to The Trough. To get to the Step and Super Pooper take the larger ledge (FBT ledge) (5.6) located above and to the left of The Trough.
The descent from the top is down the Friction Route. You can also rap Happy Hooker just left of the Vampire.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
13 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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The Price of Fear 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA
: Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks
: ... : Upper Bulge Routes
An airy, spectacular, and dramatic conclusion to either Super Pooper 5.10b or The Flakes 5.11c. Thin, technical slab climbing along the lip of a massive dihedral high on the Upper West Face Bulge.From the top of P2 on Super Pooper, traverse out right along a thin crack to gain a vertical crack that varies from fingers to hands. Above the crack, 3 closely spaced bolts protect difficult slab climbing with big exposure.A must do! ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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